Kevin Spacy, who played a ruthless and overly ambitious U.S. Representative in ‘House of Cards’ will host the 71st annual Tony awards ceremony.
Reacting to being selected, Kevin who won a Tony in 1991 for Best Supporting Actor in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers said in a statement:
“I was their 2nd choice for ‘Usual Suspects,’ 4th choice for ‘American Beauty’ and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction. Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”
On their part, the show’s organisers said in a press release: “We are thrilled to have Kevin, who has mastered the Broadway stage, the big and small screens and the West End, host this year’s Tony Awards. His spirit and passion for live theatre make him the perfect host.”
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as Tony Award, recognises excellence in live Broadway theatre.
The Awards will be held on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, United States.